Using fonts in Cricut can be tricky, but swash fonts can be even more challenging. Why? Because those swash characters, a.k.a: glyph or long tail letters, can not be part of your keyboard. Because your keyboard doesn’t have enough buttons to cover all the alphabet with the swash. It would take you two keyboards to cover all the characters. And if it is your first time using fonts with Cricut, you may think the long tail letters are gone or have disappeared, which can be confusing.
In this Cricut tutorial, I will show you how to use swash fonts in Cricut. The best news is that I created a new way to use fonts with your Cricut design space application.
To recap, there are two ways how font designers provide fonts. We give a font and create an SVG file for the special characters. That way, you can install the font, use your keyboard to type the regular letters and upload the SVG file to Cricut to use the tail letters as an image. Some people like it, and others think the process should be shorter.
So I decided to create a new way to use fonts in Cricut. A method that simplifies everything without the need for an SVG file.
What I did was simple, instead of creating one font. I made multiple font files for the same font. In short, the new font I am creating will consist of 2 or 3 font files. One for the regular characters, including the symbols and a second font file for all the long tail letters (The swash characters).
Let me show you how to use the font in Cricut. It’s pretty straightforward.